A textile factory worker in Huaibei, in east China’s Anhui province, on Thursday
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People watch the rescue operation from outside the factory after a devastating fire at the dyeing section of two-storey Aswad Composite Mills at Maona, Gazipur, Bangladesh. At least nine people were killed when a fire broke out at an apparel factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
Steam from the Verso paper mill is backlit by the light of the setting moon in this time-exposure on Friday in Bucksport, Maine. Verso makes coated papers used by publications such as catalogs and magazines.
A worker selects the finest tobacco leaves at the Rizona Baru cigar factory on Friday in Temanggung, Central Java, Indonesia. The factory, which was built in 1910 by a Chinese immigrant Oo Tjong Han, produces 3,000 cigars a month, handmade by the mostly women employees.
Relatives attend prayer at the Jurain graveyard in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Tuesday and pay tribute to the victims of the Rana Plaza building collapse. More than 290 unclaimed bodies were buried. The death total was 1,127 after the eight-story building, which mostly housed garment factories, collapsed in Savar on April 24. Read more
Afghan confectioners work at a traditional sweets factory in Herat. Some 9 million Afghans or 36 per cent of the population are living in “absolute poverty”, while another 37 per cent live barely above the poverty line, according to a UN report.
An army soldier takes part in a special prayer in front of the damaged site in Bangladesh as 20 days of rescue work comes to an end following the building ‘s collapse in Savar, Dhaka, on April 24. The eight-story Rana Plaza mostly housed garment factories and reports state that the death toll rose to more than 1,127, while 2,438 people were rescued alive.